Gedesby church is built with a longhouse in the Gothic style with with pointed arch windows and a Gothic tower base, of brick in monk bond. Originally the church was crown land, that is royal property until 1767, when it along with the main church in Skelby was sold along with the rest of Falster equestrian goods.
The altarpiece of the Dutch wing type from 1573 is pretty and well preserved with a figure rich crucifixion scene. The Chalice is composed of parts from different times, the oldest parts of approx. 1600. The Baptismal basin of brass about 1645. Pulpit from 1600 in Renaissance style. Organ with 5 octaves from Frobenius in 1938. Two epitaphs, both from inn keepers of the Gedesby Inn, which had royal privilier up to the 17th century.
Before reaching into the church, there is the storm surge stone outside a label that shows the water level in the flood the 1872. Add this water level to the included hurricane waves, it's really incredible that everything and everyone was not sea prey.In Gedesby church is a child's coffin at the ceiling waiting to have a child to the grave. The child drowned during the flood in 1872, but was never found. In total 22 people in Gedesby drowned during the flood, and there was made coffins for all of them. But the little girl had disappeared without trace.
The cemetery is surrounded by hedges and walls of split boulders.References:
The eight towns in south-eastern Sicily, including Ragusa, were all rebuilt after 1693 on or beside towns existing at the time of the earthquake which took place in that year. They represent a considerable collective undertaking, successfully carried out at a high level of architectural and artistic achievement. Keeping within the late Baroque style of the day, they also depict distinctive innovations in town planning and urban building. Together with seven other cities in the Val di Noto, it is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In 1693 Ragusa was devastated by a huge earthquake, which killed some 5,000 inhabitants. Following this catastrophe the city was largely rebuilt, and many Baroque buildings from this time remain in the city. Most of the population moved to a new settlement in the former district of Patro, calling this new municipality 'Ragusa Superiore' (Upper Ragusa) and the ancient city 'Ragusa Inferiore' (Lower Ragusa). The two cities remained separated until 1926, when they were fused together to become a provincial capital in 1927.